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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • Hostelworld.com are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

In the event that you have to cancel your booking, the following
cancellation policy will apply:
• More than 21 days prior to arrival, 25% of the total
balance (minimum $250) will be retained as a cancellation
fee.
• Between 15 and 21 days prior to arrival, 75% of the total
balance will be retained as a cancellation fee.
• Within 14 days of arrival, no refunds are available.

If there is a decrease in group numbers of more than 10%
of the total amount, the above cancellation fees will apply –
unless it is within 14 days of arrival. In this case, there will
be no refund.

Additional Terms and Conditions

A bond may be required from group guests – at the
Manager’s discretion.
YHA reserves the right at all times and without prior notice
to stop accommodating a group if one or more group
members contravenes property policies. No refunds will be
given in these circumstances.
YHA reserves the right to terminate a booking without any
obligation to pay compensation if there is sufficient cause to
believe that the nature of the group’s meeting at the property is
different than could reasonably have been expected, based on
the group’s request or on the character of the group, and that
YHA would not have entered into the agreement had it known
the true nature of the intended meeting. Should YHA choose
to exercise this right after such meeting has commenced at the
Property, the group’s payment for the services rendered to that
point will be retained and the balance paid will be refunded

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

The full balance is required on the date of booking,
prior to arrival.
If these payments are not received on time, YHA reserves the
right to cancel your booking.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Sydney Central YHA

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Sydney Central YHA was voted the best in Australia and the second-best in Oceania in 2009, and this clean, spacious hostel continues to receive high ratings, especially for its location. It's set next to the buses and trains at Central Station and is a short walk from Paddy's Market and Chinatown. Hostelworld reviewers tell us that 'this is a fantastic place buzzing with international travellers, things to do and ways to meet other people'. We particularly like their two big kitchens, ensuring that there's still enough space for everyone to cook in this large hostel.

Property Description

Play and stay in Sydney Central YHA! In a spectacular heritage listed building located directly opposite Central Station in the heart of the backpacker precinct.

This is backpacker accommodation at its finest, boasting a rooftop pool, sauna, and sunny outdoor area with panoramic views of the city. Now with free, fast Wi-Fi all throughout the property!

Extensive facilities include 2 large well equipped 24-hour kitchens, spacious dining and lounge areas, laundries, cinema, pool table, secure lockers, parking, 24 hour access, meeting rooms, group facilities, YHA Travel and Tours desk, cafe, mini supermarket, and one of Sydney's popular bars, The Vault Bar.

Our famous activities program includes pizza nights, walking tours, movie nights with free popcorn and our legendary Aussie BBQs.
Winner - 'Best Backpacker Accommodation of the Decade' - need we say more?

Check In: from 1.00pm.
Check Out: by 10.00am View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Jul 2019
    Lovely lovely stay, very lovely people at the desk chatty and warm welcome, showers were clean and room was lovely - loved the lights beside the bed.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 May 2019
    Great place to stay, lovely people, nice and clean, great location. My first choice whenever I need to stay in Sydney
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    12 Jun 2019
    This hostel was great. Right next to the metro, 24 hr reception (we had an early flight and were able to check out with ease), fun activities each night, and a great atmosphere. My only complaint is that there were not outlets next to each bed and I was on a top bunk so I couldn't charge my phone. But I would definitely stay here again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    29 Apr 2019
    Perfect location next to central station if you are moving around in the area by public transport. Daily activities are great and they make good use of the rooftop. Free yoga and cinema nights are great.
    Denmark, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    19 May 2019
    Great home base as its right next to Central Station and has a huge kitchen. I was worried at first it would be crazy loud as there are some school groups but ended up being fine. Good mix of backpackers here. All amenities are nice.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    13 May 2019
    Lovely place to stay with lovely guests but on the night I stayed I had someone scratching on my wall, other guests blasting music, overhead choppers and planes and roadwork blaring from 8 floors below. I got about an hour of sleep that night, would still recommend though.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    13 Jul 2019
    Great hostel, just a a shame there was construction going on outside of the building. Nothing could be done to change this thiigh
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    23 Apr 2019
    Nice location, but mainly cold showers and the rooms are also quite cold (winter). Definitely nice atmosphere and FREE breakfast with pancakes every morning
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6

    Good

    04 May 2019
    I paid for an eight share, but got put into a four share with just one other man, being a female this made me a bit uncomfortable. One of the male staff was sarcastic and rude upon checkout when I asked if I could leave my bag and pick it up later. The social atmosphere is pretty dull, didn’t meet anybody. There were no events on a Saturday night, which was disappointing. Other then that, the hostel was very clean amd great location.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3

    Good

    01 May 2019
    Pros: close to central, real good location into city/glebe/airport etc Cons: Room was small, dark also wasn’t cleaned in the 5 days I stayed, previoustravellers books, bottles, shoes etc stored on top of tables and lockers. Food stolen from my closed bag in the fridge plus 2 out of 6 gas hobs didn’t work but I doubt you’d want to cook with the grim pots and pans. You have to pay to store your luggage at the end of the stay!!! Room key often didn’t work plus ROAD WORKS RIGHT OUTSIDE SO V NOISY
    England, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Sauna
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2010

    1st, Country Winners Australia

  • 2010

    2nd, Continent Winners Oceania

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Sydney Central YHA says

Sydney Central YHA was voted the best in Australia and the second-best in Oceania in 2009, and this clean, spacious hostel continues to receive high ratings, especially for its location. It's set next to the buses and trains at Central Station and is a short walk from Paddy's Market and Chinatown. Hostelworld reviewers tell us that 'this is a fantastic place buzzing with international travellers, things to do and ways to meet other people'. We particularly like their two big kitchens, ensuring that there's still enough space for everyone to cook in this large hostel.

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